The Struggle Here Seems Hard


The struggle here seems hard and long,
To do the right and fight the wrong;
But soon it will be overpast,
And we shall be in heav’n at last.

Refrain:
His arm will guide, thro’ Jordan’s tide,
In safety to the other side;
The portals past, our hearts at last
Forever shall be satisfied.

The world can never satisfy;
Its wells and springs, alas! run dry;
Beyond the Jordan is our home,
And thither soon we all shall come. [Refrain]

Here, burden-bearers we must be;
There, better days we all shall see;
Soon thro’ the gates of death we’ll go,
To where the streams immortal flow. [Refrain]

The Jordan waves we do not fear,
For Christ, to help us, will be near;
His arm will guide, thro’ Jordan’s tide,
In safety to the other side. [Refrain]